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Summer school classes to move online

Summer school classes will be held online or via another form of distance education course delivery through the end of the second summer term in August.  

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Engineering college using 3D printers to make face shields for COVID-19 fight

Faculty, staff and students in the College of Engineering and Technology are using 3D printers in the college’s Rapid Center to develop visors for face shields for use by health care workers in their battle with the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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Primary care nursing residency pivots standard training to assist during pandemic

As COVID-19 protocols began taking effect in the Asheville area, registered nurses in a primary care residency and fellows program made a quick shift to assist an at-risk population while still continuing their training.  

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Forensic anthropologists provide fire investigation training to federal, state, local agencies

The Department of Forensic Anthropology recently hosted a two-day continuing education class created in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and attended by 24 federal, state and local fire investigators.   

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CAPS is available to help students cope with their new way of life

Students have had to adapt to a new way of learning with most classes shifting to online learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the many students who utilized WCU’s Counseling and Psychological Services, they’ve also had to adapt to a new way of receiving services with face-to-face meetings no longer allowed.   

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WCU delays decision on date for rescheduled spring commencement exercises

Western Carolina University officials are continuing to monitor the spread of COVID-19 across North Carolina and have delayed a decision on when to reschedule spring commencement ceremonies originally set for May 8 and 9 but postponed in the wake of the global health crisis.  

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Enjoying yoga instruction from the Zoom next door

The ways that students, faculty and staff at Western Carolina University are finding to keep the campus community connected during the COVID-19 pandemic are seemingly endless - like virtual yoga.  

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Students eligible for prorated housing, dining refunds because of coronavirus alterations

Western Carolina University will be issuing partial refunds to students for payments made toward on-campus housing and dining services they have been unable to access because of the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic.  

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Hospitality and tourism industry down, but not out, says WCU professor

When restrictions to traveling and dining are lifted, WCU assistant professor Angela Sebby believes the hospitality and tourism industry will 'come back stronger than before.'  

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